Tutorial: RT-Druid Command Line

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It is possible to execute few RT-Druid's tasks without using a GUI. These tasks are invoked through ant scripts or using directly RT-Druid scripts.

 Please, note that RT-Druid is based on eclipse framework even in the CLI form. This means that 
 - ant scripts with RT-Druid tasks should be run using ant embedded in eclipse
 - direct invocation of RT-Druid scripts result in execution of an eclipse environment


RT-Druid is distributed in several packagings:

  • Update site: it contains only RT-Druid and Erika Enterprise plugins and can be used to update an existing installation of RT-Druid, or to add RT-Druid functionalities to a generic (and standard) installation of eclipse
  • GUI: it contains RT-Druid and Erika Enterprise plugins, eclipse framework and c/c++ support. There are several versions, depending on Os (es. Windows, Linux). It contains also RT-Druid scripts.
  • CLI: it contains RT-Druid and Erika Enterprise plugins and the minimum set of eclipse plugins required by RT-Druid. It contains also RT-Druid scripts. There are three versions
    • RT-Druid: contains only RT-Druid and can be invoked only with RT-Druid scripts
    • EE_RT-Druid: contains Erika Enterprise (sources and examples) and RT-Druid. Can be invoked only with RT-Druid scripts
    • EE_RT-Druid_ant: contains Erika Enterprise (sources and examples) and RT-Druid. Can be invoked both with RT-Druid scripts and ant scripts


Both GUI and CLI packages can be used without a graphical interface but the CLI ones are smaller, than you can save space:

  • GUI packages requires around 180MByte
  • CLI with Erika Enterprise, RT-Druid and ant support requires around 71MByte
  • CLI with Erika Enterprise, RT-Druid requires around 55MByte
  • CLI with RT-Druid requires around 7MByte

moreover the package with only RT-Druid is the best one if you are using Erika Enterprise from svn and compiling everything in an automated system.


On the other side, all CLI versions cannot be automatically updated and the only way to "update" them is to download a new one.


Usually, it is useful to configure one or more parameter before run RT-Druid from command line, like compiler and Erika Enterprise path. [Here] is some details about how do it.

Ant Tasks

Here is the list of available RT-Druid ant tasks:

Task Name Description
rtdruid.Convert If needed, converts and merges one or more input files into a single new RT-Druid file
rtdruid.Oil.Configurator Generates the Erika Enterprise configuration files
rtdruid.Oil.Example Instantiates a single example
rtdruid.Oil.Examples Instantiates all examples managed by RT-Druid
rtdruid.templates.path.add Add additional paths where search templates

Here you can find info about ant.

RT-Druid scripts

Here is the list of available scripts:

Task Name Description
generate_code Generates all configuration files for Erika Enterprise
instantiate_template Instantiates a template
start_ant Executes an ant script using ant libraries provided with eclipse

Each script is available in for windows (with .bat suffix) and for cygwin/linux (with .sh suffix).

 Please note that current version of generate_code.sh requires bash to work

Makefile examples

Here there are two examples about how use RT-Druid command line versions. In both makefile, main targets are:

  • download or just update RT-Druid and Erika Enterprise
  • configure the system
  • build

The first makefile gets Erika Enterprise directly from svn and the package with RT-Druid only. In this way it easier to read and modify Erika Enterprise files.

The second makefile gets the package with both Erika Enterprise and RT-Druid. The benefit is that this couple passed all tests we do before release RT-Druid packages.

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